How you release your Android Enterprise solution depends on the total number of devices you plan to manage.
Manage < 1000 devices
To develop a solution for 1000 or fewer devices, follow the steps below. If at anytime your deployment exceeds 1000 devices, you need to join the Android Enterprise EMM Provider community. With community membership, you'll receive support from Google on how to best manage your solution going forward.
- Try the quickstart guide.
- (Optional) Join the Android Enterprise EMM Provider community to receive communications and support directly from Google.
- Develop your solution.
- Release your solution.
Manage > 1000 devices
If you intend to manage more than 1000 devices with your EMM solution, follow the steps below.
1. Try the quickstart guide
2. Join Android Enterprise EMM Provider community
The first step to releasing a public Android EMM solution is to join the Android Enterprise EMM Provider community. This closed community gives members access to service advisories, feature announcements, and other updates. Members can also post questions within the community and receive direct support from Google.
3. Develop your solution
The Android EMM solution you develop must support a minimum set of features. Android Enterprise features are organized into four distinct use cases, called solution sets.
To pass product review, your solution must support the standard features of at least one solution set. Solutions that pass standard feature verification are listed in Android's Enterprise Solutions Directory as offering a Standard Management Set.
For each solution set, you can optionally support a set of advanced features. Solutions that pass advanced feature verification are listed in Android's Enterprise Solutions Directory as offering an Advanced Management Set.
|Solution set||Android version||Use case|
Employee-owned devices (BYOD)
Company-owned devices for work and personal use
|Fully managed device||6.0+||Company-owned devices work use only|
|Dedicated device||5.1+||Company-owned dedicated or shared-use devices|
To view a complete list of all Android Enterprise features, see the feature list.
4. Pass product review
After successfully registering with Google's EMM Community, EMMs have 180 days to develop their solution, pass a product review, and deploy their solution publicly. The product review validates whether the EMM's solution meets the requirements of at least one solution set.
If an EMM fails to pass product review within 180 days of joining the EMM community, access to Android's Enterprise's services will be revoked. Access may also be revoked if an EMM attempts to use Androids Enterprise's services in a production environment before passing a product review.
Feature requirements are subject to change at any time. When changes are published, approved EMMs must implement any resulting changes within 180 days to retain access to Android Enterprise's services.
5. Deploy your solution
After passing product review, EMMs must make the features of their approved solution sets available to customers as a cloud-based and/or on-premises solution.
- This production launch must be made available to all prospective and current customers to purchase and deploy.
- The mandatory features for the chosen solution set must be available to customers.